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Revolution #9 (2001)

Original Title : Revolution #9
Director : Tim McCann
Writer : Tim McCann
Genre : Thriller
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Jennifer Carter , Michael De Avila , Shannon Goldman , Gill Holland , Tim McCann , Andreas Olavarria , Michael Risley , Adrienne Shelly , Mark Tchelistcheff , Adolfo Vargas
Music : Douglas J. Cuomo
Photography : Tim McCann
Distributor : Exile Pictures [us]
IMDB ID : 0253586
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poster for "Revolution #9" by Tim McCann (2001)
Revolution #9 (2001) - Tim McCann
 

Starring

¬Michael Risley James Jackson
¬Adrienne Shelly Kim Kelly
¬Spalding Gray Scooter McCrae
¬Callie Thorne Stephanie
¬Michael Rodrick Joe Kelly
¬Sakina Jaffrey Dr. Ray
¬Jase Blankfort Tommy Kelly
¬Kristin Griffith Gale
¬Jonathan Hogan Dr. Phil Karlson
¬Ted Sutton Dr. Fred Lang
¬James Burton Therapist Fuller (as Jim Burton
¬David Deblinger Bar Manager
¬Claire Beckman Sarah McCrae
¬Armand Schultz John Ford
¬Phyllis Somerville Judge Hathaway
¬Mark Zeisler Hospital Attorney
¬Mary Elaine Monti Patient Attorney
¬Anthony Arkin Boss
¬Frank Olivier Superintendent
¬William Severs Mr. Kelly
¬Tanny McDonald Mrs. Kelly
¬Reathel Bean Henry Jackson
¬Ross Benjamin Randolph
¬Kim Winter Salesgirl
¬Missy Hargraves Laurie Kelly
¬Stephanie Gatschet Young Model
¬Yvette McLarty Secretary
¬Chad Coleman Night Nurse
¬Nicole Cerrito Bar Singer
 

Comments

A typically so-so indie treatment of a grave issue McCann's "Revolution 9" tells of a man's sanity slipping away as paranoia takes over his life. This inconsequential and somewhat heavy-handed indie takes on the serious matter of mental health earnestly but with only nominal dramatic success coming from players who seem obviously scripted, reacting to cues, and inclined to over state their roles. Furthermore the matter of paranoid psychosis and it effects on everyone involved is so substantial as to make this film's many artistic embellishments more of a camouflaging affectation than a catalyst. This film would have been better if McCann had backed off the Hollywood stylistics and let the stark reality of the subject speak for itself from a place of austerity, slowing down the process of mental erosion while draining some of the color from the work. Nonetheless, this well intentioned drama with an ambiguous and unsatisfying conclusion should have some entertainment value for those into mental health issues. (C)
 
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Revolution #9 (2001) - Tim McCann
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